Cliff has operated as a freelance consultant since 2004. He does research, authors reports and is a facilitator and trainer. While at Heriot-Watt University he was also involved in contract research.

He has worked on numerous projects:

  • With Spatial Foresight GmbH (http://www.spatialforesight.eu/spatial-foresight.html ) to deliver research-based reports for the ESPON Co-ordination Unit on European territorial development and policy.
  • With the Royal Town Planning Institute (www.rtpi.org.uk) to deliver the UK National Contact Point for the ESPON 2013 programme. 
  • As an external expert for the Royal Town Planning Institute on transnational projects within the ESPON 2013 programme.
  • For the ESPON 2013 Co-ordination Unit as a peer reviewer on Sounding Boards for research projects.
  • On European Union INTERREG projects.
  • On other European projects.
  • On Commonwealth, international and global projects.
  • On UK projects.  
Thursday, 23 April 2020 09:42

Covid 19 in rapidly urbanising countries

UN Habitat has published its response to the serious problems posed by the pandemic in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America and the Arabic countries.

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Tuesday, 07 April 2020 14:56

Why the CV19 pandemic is a planning issue

The global pandemic raises some important questions about the links between public health and planning.

What can planners in Scotland (and the rest of the UK) learn from thinking and practice in other countries?

Wednesday, 05 February 2020 14:17

WUF10 - Global Planning Aid

I am going to participate in the tenth World Urban Forum, in Abu Dhabi 8-13 February 2020.

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Inside the slums and gated communities the opportunities and obstacles to sustainable and inclusive urban development can be seen.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 17:45

City Spread and New Neighbourhoods

A major study of health, education and sustainability in rapidly growing cities poses some difficult questions for public policy makers.

The Erasmus University in Rotterdam provides a series of on-line trianing materials on urban development and planning, with a particular focus on rapidly urbanising countries.

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Monday, 16 July 2018 16:44

China's New-Style Urban Policy

Urban Transformation and “New Style” Urbanisation in China was the theme of a major conference hosted by the University of Glasgow.

Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:16

UK Launch of "Leading Change" book

A conference at the University of Birmingham on 22 March on "Planning Challenges in the Commonwealth" will be the venue for the UK launch of the book "Leading Change"

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The recent World Urban Forum was an opportunity to show UK engagement with urbanisation as a global issue. It was missed.

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